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UEFA Champions League third qualifying round

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UEFA Champions League third qualifying round

The third qualifying round consists of two paths: champions and league.

UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
UEFA Champions League third qualifying round ©UEFA via Getty Images

12:00CET, 23 July, Nyon

Third qualifying round draw: 12:00CET, 23 July, Nyon (matches 7/8 & 14 August)

Champions path

Celtic (SCO) v AEK Athens (GRE)
Salzburg (AUT) v Shkëndija (MKD)
Crvena zvezda (SRB) v Spartak Trnava (SVK)
Qarabağ (AZE) v BATE Borisov (BLR)
Astana (KAZ) v Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Malmö (SWE) v Vidi (HUN)

Seeded teams in bold

Draw procedure

  • The six sides boasting the best UEFA coefficients were seeded (the second qualifying round winners took the coefficient of the seeded team from those ties).
  • Balls containing the seeded clubs were put into one bowl, with balls for the unseeded sides positioned in another. A ball was taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they were shuffled. The first team drawn plays the first match at home, against the second one drawn.

League path

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Standard Liège (BEL) v Ajax (NED)
Benfica (POR) v Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Slavia Praha (CZE) v Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
PAOK (GRE) v Spartak Moskva (RUS)

Seeded teams in bold

Draw procedure

  • The four sides boasting the best UEFA coefficients were seeded (the second qualifying round winners took the coefficient of the seeded team from those ties).
  • Balls containing the seeded clubs were put into one bowl, with balls for the unseeded sides positioned in another. A ball was taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they were shuffled. The first team drawn plays the first match at home, against the second one drawn.

Clubs' coefficients are now determined EITHER by the sum of all points won in the previous five years OR by the association coefficient over the same period – WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER (under a new system introduced for 2018/19 onwards).